WATCH: New solar energy ambassadors take on Light it Forward challenge

These solar ambassadors for the Light it Forward movement raise awareness to end energy poverty in the Philippines.

These new solar ambassadors took on the eco-friendly Light it Forward video challenge to provide sustainable electricity to Filipinos still living in the dark.

Liter of Light established the solar grassroots movement Light it Forward’s noble cause of giving environment-friendly light sources to homes in need of them most as part of its campaign to end energy poverty in the Philippines.

Light it Forward also honors the nation’s frontline workers’ efforts and sacrifices of medical frontliners working to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

LIGHT IT FORWARD is a video challenge to hand-build components of solar lamps for 20-30 minutes. Challengers are also asked to dedicate their very own solar lights with encouraging messages for frontliners who have made a positive impact on their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The solar lamps built by the challengers go straight to homes without light and are changing Filipino lives for the better.

The innovative solar lights have the power to illuminate homes for 12-16 hours a day, for the next five years. A cost-effective lamp can also replace hazardous and traditional forms of lighting relied on by villagers and reduces carbon emissions in the environment by at least 1,000 kg.

The Asia Pacific Social Innovation and Partnership Award (APSIPA) winning campaign has tapped celebrities, influencers, healthcare workers, youth, and professionals who are now working together to raise awareness for millions of energy-poor Filipinos living without modern electricity in the country.

Light it Forward welcomes 10 new solar challengers:

Pancho Magno, Actor

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Thank you @magnopancho for accepting our Light It Forward Challenge, and for challenging your brother to do the same! We look forward to seeing him build a solar light soon 💡 Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Reposted from Pancho Magno: • Each hand-built solar light will last for the next five years, 12 hours a day, and reduce carbon emissions by 1000 kg! With 20 million Filipinos still living without light, even during this pandemic, our work must continue.  So i challenge you my brother @iwamagno to build one and post the video on your instagram. P.S. I used time-lapse

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Marga Vargas, News Anchor

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Thank you @margaarenasvargas for answering Fraulein Olavario’s challenge to light it forward, and for challenging your friends to do the same! We look forward to seeing them build a solar light soon 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Reposted from Marga Vargas: Challenge accepted!👍 Thank you @fraueygirl for making me do this, I am all for natural, affordable and environmentally friendly long-term alternative to electric light for use for those who have no proper electricity😊 actually anything that will reduce our carbon foot print is a win win for me! I’d like to challenge 10 of my friends to light it forward! @literoflight you guys are awesome!💙💙💙

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Gio Alvarez, Actor 

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Thank you @gio__alvarez for answering @ryaneigenmann421 challenge to light it forward, and for challenging your friends to do the same! We look forward to seeing them build a solar light soon 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 ————- Posted @withregram • @gio__alvarez @literoflight has a brilliant idea to end energy poverty for the entire country. At this time and age of high-tech lifestyles. With all the gadgets and vast universe of the internet… There still are Filipinos that live in dark at night. It is doubly hard for them especially during this Covid19 situation. Let us all help out the noble cause of @literoflight. >1 full charge of this light bottle can last 12 hours. This will help a lot! Especially during storms. >Charging it via solar panels is the brilliant bit. Cuts carbon emissions out in a major way. I nominate these guys to keep it alive: @jayvieagojo @dongdantes @dustinmarasigan @boyetahmee @perriperrigood @badjaodc @honorious @mykroy @bambi_manosa @ketchup.eusebio @ikatlo_correa @piagaiser @pingles319 @jao_mapa @pepe.herrera @niccomanalo #helpingothers #solarpoweredlife #nomoredarkness #eliminatedarkness #ilawngtahanan #ilawngtahanan❤️ #ilawngtahanan💡#bethelight #act4impact #sdg7 #goodlight #thegoodlight #forwardphilippines #filipinosforfilipinos #aktorph #makatha #quikstories

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Ornusa Cadness, Model-DJ 

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Thank you @ornusacadness for accepting our Light It Forward challenge! With your time and talent, you are helping us to empower communities living in darkness. Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Reposted from Ornusa Cadness: Believe it or not, many communities in the Philippines are still living without light in their homes. The @literoflight solar light kit was created to help these people with no access to electricity. It is simply made with a pipe, recycled bottle, a battery and solar panel but has a lifespan of 5 years! By accepting the #lightitforward challenge, I had a task to put together my very own solar lamp! Swipe to see the finished product 🙂💡🤩 For more information on liter of light, check out their website – www.lightitforward.ph 💙

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Kiara Mae Yau, De La Salle University Student Government

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Thank you @kiaramaeyau for answering our Light It Forward challenge! With your time and talents, you are helping us to tackle energy poverty 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Reposted from Kiara Mae Yau: As your future economist, I advocate for reducing energy poverty. The agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector play a vital role in our economy, but they could no longer prolong their productivity hours due to the limited access to light. Energy presents adverse consequences that are amplified by poverty and socioeconomic disadvantages, yet they are still underappreciated. Join me as we become Liwanag sa Dilim. Become a light giver today! 💡 Build your own sustainable solar lights here: https://literoflight.org Instagram: https://instagram.com/literoflight Facebook: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight

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Bernard Faustino Dy, Cauayan City, Isabela Mayor

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Thank you Mayor @bernardfdy for answering our call to Light It Forward and for challenging fellow mayors to do the same! We look forward to seeing them build a solar light soon 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡

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Dani Mortel and Josh Colet, Celebrity couple 

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Thank you @daniellemortel and @joshcolet for answering @edward_barber's challenge to light it forward, and for challenging your friends to do the same! We look forward to seeing them build a solar light soon 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Posted @withregram • @daniellemortel @joshcolet and I super enjoyed putting this together!!! We tried to mention everything you guys need to know on the video, but for more info please visit @literoflight 🧡 Thanks for tagging me, brotha @edward_barber! We are passing on @literoflight’s #LightItForward Challenge to: @moratainna @micapineda @itsashleycolet_ @rainmatienzo @lhiannelauren @ashleysochan @aynbernos @giannallanes @micahmoonshine @ejnacion Just 20-30 mins of your time to bring light to 20 million Filipinos who don’t have access to electricity. 🙏🏼

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Jigs Mayuga, Makeup Artist 

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Thank you @jigsmayuga for answering the Light It Forward Challenge , and for challenging your friends to do the same! We look forward to seeing them build a solar light soon 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 Posted @withregram • @jigsmayuga I set aside 20 minutes out of my day to build this Solar Light from Liter of Light to gift to local villages without access to electricity. So now I’m challenging my friends pamquinones, @cristinereyes and @chekakramer to take the LIGHT IT FORWARD CHALLENGE. Each hand-built solar light that you build will last for the next five years, 12 hours a day, and reduce carbon emissions by 1000 kg! With 20 million Filipinos still living without light, even during this pandemic, the work must continue.  Thanks @illacdiaz and @literoflight for asking me to participate in this worthwhile cause. Thanks for watching. #LightItForward #LiterOfLight

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Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali, Journalist couple 

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Thank you @raffytima and @marizumali for answering @leialviz , @vonne_aquino and @mav_gonzales' challenge to light it forward, and for challenging your friends to do the same! We look forward to seeing them build a solar light soon 💡✨ Many communities in the Philippines don’t have light, but the current COVID-19 pandemic is no excuse to stop helping. Even from the safety of home, we can continue to be a light for others. LIGHT IT FORWARD is a challenge to assemble components of solar lights by hand. In less than 30 minutes, you can light it forward for communities without access to electricity. To join the challenge, send us a DM on IG: @literoflight FB: www.facebook.com/aliteroflight On the web: https://lightitforward.ph 💡💡💡 ——– Posted @withregram • @raffytima Light it forward challenge, a campaign to build solar lamps to shine a light (pardon the pun) on the problem of lack of electricity in poor communities. These cheap but sturdy solar lamps are a great alternative. Thank you @literoflight Foundation for making us a part of this worthy endeavor. Now I challenge @connie_sison, @piaarcangel, @oscaroida and @mjmarfori, @ivanmayrina, tinapanganibanperez to light it forward.

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Vivi Abdon, Medical Doctor

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These outstanding and kind-hearted individuals comprise the 7th batch of personalities who have completed the Light it Forward solar challenge.

Check out Batch 1, Batch 2, Batch 3, Batch 4, Batch 5, and Batch 6 of the Light it Forward solar challengers.

The APSIPA-awarded Light it Forward campaign is led by the Liter of Light Foundation in partnership with GoodNewsPilipinas.com and the Rotary Club of Makati Business District.

To learn more about Liter of Light and its Light It Forward campaign: visit the Light it Forward website here, and the Liter of Light Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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